Indiana’s Pieroni & King Earn Big Ten Swimmers Of The Week

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October 25th, 2017 Big Ten, College

Press Release courtesy of the Big Ten

Swimmer of the Week

Blake Pieroni, Indiana

Sr. – Valparaiso, Ind. – Chesterton

  • Placed first in six events and set top times in the nation in the 100 freestyle (43.18), 200 freestyle (1:34.10), 400 free relay (2:54.62) and 400 medley relay (3:11.19)
  • Recorded an NCAA B Standard qualifying time in the 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle in Indiana’s dual meet against No. 2 Texas
  • Earns his seventh career Swimmer of the Week honor and the first of the season
  • Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Blake Pieroni (Feb. 1, 2017)

Diver of the Week

Steele Johnson, Purdue

Jr. – Carmel, Ind. – Laurel Springs

  • Swept the diving events against No. 16 South Carolina and posted the top individual springboard scores in the nation this season in both the 1- and 3-meter events
  • Recorded NCAA zone qualifying marks in the 1- and 3-meter events scoring 455.03 and 480.53, respectfully
  • Earns his fourteenth Diver of the Week award and the second of the season
  • Last Purdue Diver of the Week: Steele Johnson (Oct. 18, 2017)

Freshman of the Week

Ricardo Vargas, Michigan

Cuernavaca, Mexico. – Tecnológico de Monterrey

  • Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a pool record (8:58.22), took third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:24.08) and took fifth in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.72)
  • Recorded an NCAA B Standard time in the 500-yard freestyle
  • Earns his first Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Freshman of the Week: Ross Todd (Oct. 4, 2017)

2017-18 Big Ten Men’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 4
S: Jacob Montague, So., MICH
D: Jake Herremans, So., MICH
F: Ross Todd, MICH

Oct. 11

S: Joe Myhre, So., IOWA

D/F: Anton Hoherz, IOWA

Oct. 18

S: Kaelan Freund, So., PSU
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Ryan Lawrence, PUR

Oct. 25

S: Blake Pieroni, Sr., IND
D: Steele Johnson, Jr., PUR
F: Ricardo Vargas, MICH

Co-Swimmer of the Week 
Lilly King, Indiana 
Jr. – Evansville, Ind., – F.J. Reitz
• Recorded five first place finishes and four NCAA B Standard qualifying times in Indiana’s meet against No. 18 Florida
• Clocked the top time in the nation in the 100 breaststroke (59.46) and 200 medley relay (1:37.30)
• Earns her fifth career Swimmer of the Week and the first of the season
• Last Indiana Swimmer of the Week: Lilly King (Nov. 16, 2016)

Co-Swimmer of the Week 
Siobhan Haughey, Michigan 
Jr. – Hong Kong – St. Paul’s Secondary School
• Earned six first place finishes against No. 9 Louisville
• Won the 200-yard freestyle with an NCAA A Standard qualifying time (1:44.58) and won the 100-yard freestyle with an NCAA B Standard time (48.23)
• Earns her sixth career Swimmer of the Week and the third of the season
• Last Michigan Swimmer of the Week: Siobhan Haughey (Oct. 18, 2017)

Co-Diver of the Week 
Jessica Parratto, Indiana 
Jr. – Dover, N.H.
• Placed first in the 1-meter event and second in the 3-meter event in Indiana’s meet against No. 18 Florida
• Scored NCAA zone qualifying scores in both events in the first meet of the season, posting 302.85 on the 1-meter and 332.85 on the 3-meter
• Earns her third career Diver of the Week award and the first of the season
• Last Indiana Diver of the Week: Taylor Pamplin (Nov. 16, 2016)

Co-Diver of the Week 
Olivia Rosendahl, Northwestern 
Jr. – Los Angeles, Calif. – Immaculate Heart
• Placed first on the 1-meter and second in the 3-meter event in Northwestern’s meet against No. 4 Georgia and Georgia Tech
• Posted NCAA zone qualifying scores for both events in both meets, scoring as high as 300.30 on the 1-meter and 318.68 on the 3-meter
• Earns her fourth career Diver of the Week award and the first of the season
• Last Northwestern Diver of the Week: Olivia Rosendahl (Jan. 25, 2017)

Freshman of the Week 
Grace Haskett, Indiana 
Bedford, Ind. – Bloomington South
• Earned three first place finishes in Indiana’s meet against No. 18 Florida
• Clocked the top time in the nation and earned an NCAA B Standard cut at 1:37.30 in the 200 medley relay
• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Lilly King (Jan. 27, 2016)

2017-18 Big Ten Women’s Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Oct. 4
S: Siobhan Haughey, Jr., MICH
D: Nikki Canale, Fr., MICH
F: Nikki Canale, MICH

Oct. 11
S/F: Mackenzie Padington, MINN
D: Jacintha Thomas, IOWA

Oct. 18
S: Siobhan Haughey, Jr., MICH
D: Morgan Wellenzohn, Jr., MSU
F: Jane Donahue, PSU

Oct. 25
S: Lilly King, Jr., IND
S: Siobhan Haughey, Jr., MICH
D: Jessica Parratto, Jr., IND
D: Olivia Rosendahl, Jr., NU
F: Grace Haskett, IND

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